BDNY 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Celebrating New York: What’s to Come (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Owners and design teams explore the city’s new and emerging lodging properties in a design-centric look at development. Start spreading the news: Hospitality never sleeps in New York.
Brad Wilson – , Ace
Design and Development: Where Development Is Happening (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
BDNY scouts the industry’s development hotspots, with a data-driven view of the pipeline—and the who, what, when, and where behind it.
Rika Lisslö – vice president development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jonathan Falik – , JF Capital Advisers
NextGen Living: How Hospitality Is Reshaping Housing (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
With a white-hot US housing market, the smart money is on design—changing things up in big ways and leaning into hospitality for best-of-breed ideas.
PanelistsAnne Wilkinson – , BAMO
Hotel of Tomorrow®: HOT Project Reimagines the Future – Presented by The Gettys Group (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
The Hotel of Tomorrow® Project global think tank drives hospitality innovation through collaboration among 325+ designers, operators, brands, and researchers who are reimagining a futuristic hotel and restaurant guest experience.
PanelistRon Swidler – Chief Innovation Officer, The Gettys Group
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast and Discussion (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
A Boutique Design signature event, presented in partnership with NEWH, gathers thought-leaders in design, operations, investment, and manufacturing for a lively, strategic discussion of industry challenges, opportunities, and trends.
Mary Gilmore – , J.T. Campo
Sally Faulkner – , Faulkner Locke
Brand Central (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
How are industry leaders responding to a market with enormous opportunities and seismic pressures? Hear from established and up-and-coming brands regarding factors driving new offerings, and what designers need to know to stay up to speed.
Kavitha Iyer – , IHG
Hospitality on Edge: What to Know Now about Supply Chain Disruption and Strategy (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
If you think there is nothing new in supply chain disruption and management, think again as industry stalwarts unpack what’s happening now, what to watch, and their strategies to get ahead of challenges.
Michael Suomi – President, Suomi Design Works
Helen Jorgensen – vice president design & procurement, Host Hotels & Resorts
Darlene Henke – , Audit Logistics
Kristen Conry – , Marriott
Defining Luxury for the Boutique/Lifestyle Segment (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Meet the big-thinkers charting new directions in luxury boutique and lifestyle hospitality—listening to, understanding, and delighting guests every step of the way.
Miriam Torres – , Parker Torres Design
New Concepts in Hospitality (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
With a mashup of ideas beyond the norm, BDNY talks new concepts, widening the arc of well-designed hospitality-driven places and spaces.
Dwayne MacEwen – , DMAC
David Shove-Brown – partner, //3877